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THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST IN YOU

NOT TRAPPED IN A RELIGIOUS MODE OF LIFE


In a book I am reading the author writes, “The biggest sin I could commit would be to close myself off from life”. He is right about that. Yet this sin is probably the most common human conceit in the world and in the church. We can choose to live in our distorted bubble because we value this bubble more than life. Why might this Bubble be so valued? Probably because out status and identity is bound to it. In imprisoning ourselves we commit the most basic life-robbing sin.

JESUS DECLARED HIMSELF AS LIFE WITHOUT LIMIT
Keep in mind that Jesus’ Mission Statement was not framed as a moral agenda. It was an un-abashed declaration of life. ‘The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’ John 10.10. NIV. John repeats this declaration with ‘In Him was life and that life was the light of men.’ This is to say that Jesus did not begin a new religion or an ideology. He presented Himself as Life and Truth in person.
APOSTOLIC OR NOT?
Every apostolic person knows that they are agents of Christ’s life. His life, because Jesus is the living way of becoming our True Self, of being fully alive and an agent of His life to themselves and all they touch. They don’t walk in darkness because they walk in the Light of Life.
REAL LIFE IS SELF MULTIPLYING
Real life is far more than a religious expression. It is life lived as life that multiplies more life because its nature is anti-death. I have met people who operate in the gifts who are not alive. People who live from the law are not alive in their spirit and as such are not life-givers. Religion by itself, is not Christ’s life. Christ Himself is our life and He mediates Himself by the Spirit into our person. He ignites our being with real life so that we impart His spirit and life simple by being ourselves in any situation. This is the difference between Believers who adopt mission as a word and those who live by Christ’s incarnated indwelling.
THE ADVENTURE
The adventure of Christ our life is exciting because it is not religious – simply alive in the enjoyment of living and being a life-giver in the world because we are a manifestation of Christ. Agreeing with Christ that He has come in our flesh is agreeing to live in un-adulterated, un-suffocated life.
The saddest mistake any believer can make it to live their Christianity without understanding that Christ is about life. That He is life and that the essence of real life is Jesus in us and expressed as us. Without this we remain dead folks talking.
 
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